Lil’ Drug Store Products acquires Mechanical Servants

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa —Lil’ Drug Store Products has acquired Mechanical Servants (dba Convenience Valet), combining the resources of the two leading “point of need” consumer products companies, each with a long history of innovation and commitment
for the health and well-being of consumers on-the-go.

“By combining our strengths, we can better reach the millions of consumers who look for immediate solutions for health and well-being at the point of need when traveling,” said Steve Jungmann, president and CEO of Convenience Valet.

The companies will work to build on combined strengths and create the optimal organization to meet the needs of customers.

Both organizations have unique strengths. Convenience Valet is the leading provider of health and beauty care products to the travel & hospitality channel, while also providing solutions for convenience, drug, grocery, dollar stores and club stores. Lil’ Drug Store Products is the leading provider of health and beauty care products for the convenience channel. Together, they will bring innovative and trusted solutions to over 150,000 retail locations.

Lil’ Drug Store Products has helped brands like Carmex, Rolaids, Ricola, and Harvest Snaps greatly expand distribution in the convenience channel. Similarly, Convenience Valet has expanded the distribution of brands like Renu, Nicorette and Nice ‘n Clean in the convenience and travel and hospitality channels. Together, the companies will serve as a growth platform for
innovative and emerging brands.

For Lil’ Drug Store Products, this follows the recent acquisition of Associated Distributors, marketer of high-quality cellular accessories and sunglasses. “These acquisitions support our long-term strategy to provide more solutions for more customers,” said Chris DeWolf, president and CEO of Lil’ Drug Store Products. “We are now able to bring together our portfolios to offer a broader assortment of products and services.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for our organizations,” added DeWolf. “Our strengths are quite complementary, and we are looking forward to a bright future together. Combined, we are the perfect solution for innovation and service for our customers.”

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